Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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overlay: (vector, CAD, TIN) A transparent layer placed on an underlying image.  The overlay is where symbols, annotations, or image traces can be created or displayed without changing the underlying image.  A TNTmips symbol overlay is a vector object with symbol shapes assigned to its nodes so that the symbols line up with features of interest on the underlying image.  For example, a duck symbol might overlay a duck habitat feature and be linked to a database record with site specifics.